Finding colors that match each other perfectly is often complicated. But this step is nevertheless very important for your project, because in addition to having a crucial role on your communication, it is partly them, who will contribute to the graphic success of your website, logo, flyer …

To make the process easier for you, we have selected 12 websites and a Mac application that offer ready-to-use color palettes or generators that will find complementary colors. You will find quite flashy material design color palettes and others more discreet but just as trendy. They are all, of course, free to use!

If you don’t want to use online tools, find other tips for finding your best color combination.

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PaletteDeCouleur.net

PaletteDeCouleur.net offers a few hundred modern palettes of 5 colors. Very practical, its filter function allows you to display the palettes in the colors you are looking for.

This new tool developed by Graphiste.com allows you to copy each color in hexadecimal format in one click, so as not to waste time when working on your graphics or web designs.

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LOLCOLORS

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Presented in the form of drops, the 65 palettes of LolColors each consist of 4 colors. The hexadecimal code is displayed on mouseover, but you will need to select it by hand to copy it.

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Coolors

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Coloors offers two features:

  • A pre-designed color palette library
  • A personalized palette generator: colors are displayed randomly each time you press the space bar on your keyboard. You can then select the ones you like, generate others, interchange them… to generate your 100% personalized color palette.

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Color Hunt

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ColorHunt works on the same model as PaletteDeCouleur.net: the hexadecimal code of the many 4-color palettes can be copied with one click.

Only downside: it is impossible to filter the pallets. You will have to scroll and be patient to find the ideal palette!

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Adobe Color CC

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More complex than the tools mentioned above, Adobe Color CC is the most complete tool on the market for generating your own color palette using the color wheel.

Select your parent color, then choose the colors you want to display: similar, monochrome, complementary, triad, etc.

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Pallet

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Paletton also uses the color wheel to provide color palettes. Operating on the same principle as Adobe Color CC, the tool is however less instinctive.

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Hex Color Tool

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Hex Color Tool allows you to generate palettes from a main color. Shades, shades, complementary colors, you choose the option you want and get many colors in hexadecimal and RGB formats.

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Color Safe

Color Safe
Color Safe differs from the other tools on this list. Indeed, it allows you to visualize the ratio between the color of a text and its background, and to navigate between different possibilities to adjust this ratio.

Ideal for ensuring the accessibility of your website.

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Flat UI Colors

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Flat UI Colors presents in original ways colorful palettes of 10 colors, named after nationalities.

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Material Colors

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Material Colors explains in a very complete way (in English) how to choose the colors of its interface. The site also offers color palettes ideal for Material Design.

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Contrast

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Contrast is a MacOS application that allows you to quickly display the contrast ratios between two selected colors, in order to verify that your site meets WCAG accessibility standards.

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ColorSpace

ColorSpace

Generate color palettes from a simple hexadecimal code with ColorSpace. The tool will offer you many modern and ambitious combinations.

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No doubt you will find the palette that best suits your design with these 12 free tools!

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